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From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Full-Day Tour

1. From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Full-Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center for a day to explore one of Thailand’s original national parks and highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. This tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible viewpoints. After getting picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, head to your first stop, one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country, Wachirathan Waterfall. Over 80 meters high, the power of this waterfall creates a refreshing mist that feeds the surrounding vegetation.  Next, stop at the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall, which is fed by the Mae Klong River.  Then, stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Built for the Royal King and Queen, they are located at the highest point in Thailand.  Round out the tour with a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s culture and way of life in their village of Sobhad.

Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park & Elephant Sanctuary

2. Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park & Elephant Sanctuary

Discover the beauty of the Doi Inthanon National Park, see the Wachirathan Waterfall, and feed elephants at an elephant sanctuary. Choose from a tour with a centrally-located meeting point in Chiang Mai or a tour with convenient pickup and drop-off directly at your accommodation in Chiang Mai.  Hop aboard a comfortable van or bus and relax the drive to the southwest of Chiang Mai. Stop at one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country, Wachirathan Waterfall. This waterfall is more than 80 meters high, creating a refreshing mist that nourishes the surrounding vegetation.  Continue your journey to admire the stunning Twin Royal Pagodas. Take in gorgeous panoramic views with a terraced flower garden and the summit of Doi Inthanon Mountain. Walk on an ancient fern forest trail and have a delicious lunch at at local restaurant. Drive through the mountains and hill tribe village to the Elephant Village. Once you arrive, put on a traditional Karen tribe t-shirt and get ready for your jungle adventure. Pickup some fruits to feed the elephants. Learn about Asian elephants and the village's background. Find out how to approach elephants and the correct ways to feed them. Go on a forest hike with the friendly elephants through the lush vegetation and breathtaking mountains. Observe elephants roaming and foraging for food freely in the wild.  Swim with the elephants at the hidden waterfall where you can take some amazing picture. Have free time for a cool shower, to dry off, and to change back into your own clothes. Leave the Elephant Village and travel about 1.5 hours back to Chiang Mai City. 

Chiang Mai: Customizable Chiang Mai Surrounding Areas Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Customizable Chiang Mai Surrounding Areas Tour

See what's outside Chiang Mai on this customizable guided tour. Visit the roaring Wachirathan Waterfall, relax in the calming San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, or see indigenous Thai plants at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. Enjoy pickup from your downtown Chiang Mai accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver. Meet your guide in the car and head out. You can opt for a guide who speaks English, German, or Spanish. When you checkout, choose 3 to 4 sights or attractions that you must see, with a few additional optional sites so that your guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. Nature-loving customers might enjoy the Doi Inthanon route, with a hike in the Doi Inthanon National Park, and a visit to Wachirathan Waterfall. If you’re thinking of taking the Mae Rim or Mae Taeng route, visit Mon Jam Highlands and Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden. Adventure and relaxation enthusiasts will love San Kamphaeng Hot Springs and Ban Mae Kampong Village. To help keep your travel time down, consider sights within 3 different routes. Doi Inthanon Route: • Doi Inthanon National Park (Doi Inthanon summit and Angka Nature Trail)• Wachirathan Waterfall• Twin Royal Pagodas (Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri)• Inthanon Royal Agricultural Station (Royal Project)• Mae Klang Luang Village (Hill Tribe Village, Pha Chor Canyon, Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong) Mae Rim and Mae Taeng Route: • Mon Jam Highlands• Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden conservation center for indigenous Thai plants with a canopy walkway)• Pongyang Zipline and Jungle Coaster• Mae Sa Waterfall, Wat Pa Dara Phirom Temple• Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Center• Plai Fa Strawberry Farm, Mae Taman Elephant Camp• Baan Tong Luang Hill Tribes Village (long-necked Karen village)• Wat Ban Den• Bua Tong Waterfalls (Sticky Waterfalls)• Nam Phu Chet Si Spring• Chiang Dao Cave San Kamphaeng and Ban Mae Kampong Route: • San Kamphaeng Hot Springs• Ban Mae Kampong Village (ziplining activity and cafes)• Mae Kampong Waterfall• Wat Mae Kampong (hidden temple)• MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum• Muang On Cave, Baan Jang Nak (Museum of Elephant Wood Carvings)• Bo-Sang Handicrafts Centre• San Kamphaeng Saturday Walking Street (Saturdays only)

Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

4. Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

Enjoy a private trekking tour of Doi Inthanon National Park and Pha Chore canyon. Drive to the highest point in Thailand before your guided trek through the natural paths that run along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Drive to Pha Chore and trek to the canyon with time for photos before heading back. Embark on your drive to Doi Inthanon National Park in the morning and find yourself at the highest point in Thailand. Bisit a stupa that contains the famous Chiang Mai King's ashes and admire The King and Queen Pagoda on the drive back down. Arrive at the trekking starting point and begin your guided trek along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Feel the peace as you walk through the pristine nature and take photos as you please. Passby padded fields and try a coffee at Baan Mae Klang Luang. Take a break for lunch before driving to the Pha Chore canyon. Enjoy this mini trek to the great canyon, with time to relax in the area, gaze at the view, and take pictures. Head back to the hotel, rejuvinated and full of new knowledge.

Chiangmai: Highlights Full-Day Tour with Private Driver

5. Chiangmai: Highlights Full-Day Tour with Private Driver

Enjoy the highlight of Chiangmi such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the city's most famous temple, stands on Doi Suthep, a mountain to the north-west of the city, at an elevation of 1,073 meters. The temple dates from 1383. Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in Chiang Mai, dating from the 13th century.: 209 King Mengrai lived here during the construction of the city. This temple houses two important and venerated Buddha figures, the marble Phra Sila and the crystal Phra Satang Man. Wat Phra Singh is within the city walls, dates from 1345, and offers an example of classic Northern Thai-style architecture. It houses the Phra Singh Buddha, a highly venerated figure brought here many years ago from Chiang Rai. Wat Chedi Luang was founded in 1401 and is dominated by a large Lanna style chedi, which took many years to finish. An earthquake damaged the chedi in the 16th century and only two-thirds of it remains. Doi Inthanon National Park nicknamed "the roof of Thailand", is in the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. It includes Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain. It contains an area of 301,184 rai ~ 482 square kilometers .

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What people are saying about Doi Inthanon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 720 reviews

A perfect end to my stay in Chiang Mai. Mr boon was our tour guide and he definitely went the extra mile to make sure everyone had a great time. His English was good and he made us all laugh all day long with his humour and had great knowledge of the history of Thailand and made sure any of outer questions were answered. We spent enough time at each place to see what we needed to see and Mr boon answered all of our questions. We were kept hydrated the whole day and had an amazing pad thai for lunch which was only 60 bht and tasted great. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone trying to decide on a fantastic day out and try to get Mr boon!! You will not be disappointed. I will return again to chiang mai and Mr boon will be on my list of people to see when I'm here

Wonderful tour! Very organized, punctual pick up time and drop-off. Special thanks to our guide Nom who made this tour special and of added value. I loved that there were so many things to do that were fun, very beautiful and equally easy. I had my mom with me who cannot walk fast or hike up and the tour was quite manageable. Most places had accessibility. Nom also took a lot of pictures of the group which she shared end of day. If I can add one more thing, if you’re reading this and considering this tour or any other, please consider tipping your guide and driver :). Thank you!

We had a time on this. Our guide Tik is very helpful and very informative. He will try his best to explain what you want to know about tour. He can speak very well English. The only downside is that the tour is quite long for us seniors but if you are young and healthy you won't have any problem at all. Lot's of walking involved

It was a very well paced tour and a welcome break from the chaos of the city. The waterfalls and pagodas were beautiful and not too busy, with plenty of photo opportunities. We also really enjoyed the local hill tribe visit, I expected it to be too touristy and it wasn't. Our guide Nana and the driver were great Would recommend

Our guide Guy was very nice and we learned so many things thanks to him, by sharing a lot about his country, culture and personal experience as a soldier first and then as a monk. Obviously the park is very beautiful, stunning view and great discover in Karen village. Thank you !